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    Need 2.5" HDD recommendations

    I had what appears to be a brownout at the workshop this week that seems to have fried the boot drive on my main CAD machine, file storage on my laptop, and a backup drive as well.

    I've ordered a Samsung SSD to use for a boot drive on the Mac mini, but I'm seeking recommendations for reliable and good bang-for-the-buck 2.5" hard drives for storage and backup. What are people finding good these days?

    Preferably no hybrid drives.

    Gotta get things back up and running quickly and on a budget.

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    I know this isn't EXACTLY what you're looking for but it's good information and might be some guidance about brands/model lines to look into or avoid. BackBlaze is a cloud storage service and they periodically publish HD failure rates. Here was their latest post:

    Hard Drive Reliability Stats for Q1 2015

    Also, some good, general info from them:

    Computer Hard Drives Failure Rates, Prices, Backup, and More

    I use Western Digital external USB drives, which are essentially 2.5" HDDs, for backing up all of my photography and (knock on wood) I haven't had a single issue with any of the drives since I started backing everything up in 2008.

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    Thanks for the info. Yeah, definitely leaning toward WD or Seagate. I used to swear by IBM TravelStar drives, but they just don't seem as good since they sold that business.

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    For sheer reliability and storage it's Seagate Barracuda every time for me. To this day (touch wood!) I haven't had one die on me. I'm an IT Engineer by trade and they're pretty much all we use when it comes to non-SSD stuff nowadays. WD Scorpio Black's a close second.

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    Ehh reliable 2.5" that's quite a quandry. HGST drives have been pretty good in my opinion but Seagate's RMA procedure is great lol.

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